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Alex Doucette August 21, 1928 - February 26, 2013 Bothell, WA - Alex Doucette, 84, of Bothell, WA, formerly of Waterford, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2013, with his wife by his side. He was born to Lena Mae and Alex Doucette in Bellingham, WA, on August 21, 1938. Mr. Doucette joined the United States Navy at the tail end of World War II, serving for 24 years on active duty, including tours in Korea and Vietnam. He retired at the rank of E-8, Senior Chief. He married his first wife, Sophie (Barszcz) Doucette, on June 25, 1948. Mr. Doucette was a communicate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Quaker Hill, a member of the Holland club, and an elder of the Cowlitz Native Tribe in Lovgview, WA. He retired from the Naval Underwater Service Center after 25 years. Alex moved back to Washington in 2005 and married Mary Tarabochia on November 18, 2011. He spent much of his time gardening, reading and playing with his dog, Barney and cat, Sophie. Alex was predeceased by his wife, Sophie K. Doucette and his younger brother, Thomas Doucette. He is survived by three sisters; Joanne Schartow of Phoenix, AZ, Maryann Hayworth of Bothell, WA and Louise Weatherill of Kirkland, WA; his is survived by his four children, Ronald Doucette and his wife Sharon of Boston, MA, Alex Doucette and his wife Carla of Waterford, Susan B. Mariano and her husband Michael of Waterford and Dennis Doucette and his wife Kristine of Ewa Beach, HI. He leaves behind six grandchildren; Stephanie, Melanie, Crissy, Kevin, David and Danielle. He also leaves behind four great grandchildren; Wilson, Maxwell, Charlie Anna Maria and Zoey. Alex will be remembered for his non stop energy, love of learning and teaching, his technical vocabulary, and focus on "togetherness of the family". A private Graveside Service will be held. See you down the Pike Dad. Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London is assisting family with local arrangements.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Mar. 6, 2013
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